Manchester United's attempt to sign Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi has been quashed as the Italian club confirmed they will reject all bids for the player.

The 30-year-old was reportedly the subject of an opening offer of £12million from the Premier League champions on Friday morning with manager David Moyes looking to bolster his midfield.

News of the rejection hands another blow to United's quest to strengthen with Moyes having bids to sign Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas snubbed earlier in the summer.

De Rossi joined Roma's youth system as a 17-year-old in 2000 and has become a pivotal part of Mauro Baldissoni's set-up with 308 first-team appearances.